TABLE OF CONTENTS

This book presents the art and science of violin repair in a clear, step-by-step
manner. Co-authored by Hans Weisshaar and Margaret Shipman, the manual has
gained a world wide reputation as the standard bearer in its craft. It is hardbound
and contains 41 chapters, 125 photographs, 60 drawings and 18 patterns.

THE ART OF RESTORATION: An Introduction

PREPARING AN INSTRUMENT FOR REPAIR

COUNTERFORMS: CASTS AND MOLDS
Introduction
Gypsum cast
Polyester resin cast
Dental compound cast
Wooden counterform

TABLE AND BACK REPAIRS
Arching correction
*Bassbar
Doubling the button
Grafting a new button
Rejoining a centerjoint
*Replacing corners (includes shaping)
Crack repair
Doubling a table edge, including replacement of purfling and edges
Ebony crown
*Replacing edges (includes shaping)
Chest Patch
Reinforcing the table at the upper or lower block
Soundpost patch
Patch through a table
*Purfling (includes making)

RIB REPAIRS
Introduction to rib repair:
Counterforms and reinforcements
Repairing rib cracks
Partial rib graft
Straightening a warped rib
Repairing a hole in a rib
Replacing an upper or lower block, including shortening the ribs
Rib doubling
Adding rib height

NECK AND SCROLL REPAIRS
*Preparing a new fingerboard and upper nut
Bushing pegholes
*Neckgraft (includes setting and shaping a neck)
Resetting a neck
Neck pinning
Pegbox flank fac